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Recent Manuel Antonio reviews

  • Full-service escape in the middle of a tropical paradise!

    "We were two families - 5 adults, 5 kids (between the ages of 4 and 9) - that shared this lovely property for 9 nights in August 2016. Overall, it was a GREAT find! The best feature of the house is the staff that comes with it. The primary manager of the property (Jota) helps you with all your needs - from grocery shopping, to activity arranging, to spotting sloths in the trees above. His wife (Katia) and mother (Carmen) prepare 3 delicious (and voluminous) meals daily and clean up daily, too (even making the beds and doing the laundry!). Such a luxury, and such a huge help in really getting to enjoy a proper vacation. The other main advantages of the house...1, the amazing view; 2, the depth and breadth of wildlife that can be seen from its balconies (e.g., monkeys galore; toucans; sloths; iguanas; and many more); 3, the convenient location (just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park). A few disadvantages to be aware of, though we are still VERY pleased with our stay overall... 1, the swimming pool is on the back side of the house, away from the main view of the sea/landscape below; 2, the common area (living/dining room) is not air conditioned (though the bedrooms all have units for bedtime); 3, the last 500 meters approaching the house are rough and definitely require a 4x4 vehicle; 4, the layout of the rooms may not accommodate all types of families/groups (i.e., in the main house, there are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor, by the kitchen/dining areas and 1 master bedroom upstairs; there is also one room with a separate entrance from the outside just below the living room area; the guest house is one larger space with a futon that can sleep 1 or 2, and there is an extra room around the back of it with a separate entrance as well). Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property!!!"
    Guest: Danielle B. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 19, 2016
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  • Better than ever.....Casa de Frutas

    "I am not exactly sure how you improve on "perfect" but somehow Dave and Mauricio did it on our most recent visit. The Villa still looks like it is brand new: day one condition. The grounds were immaculate. We find the shoulder seasons the very best time of year to go as it is almost like we have the park to ourselves. Plunge pool has a new look to it. The staff remembered us from our previous visit. We feel like "old friends" upon our arrival. Casa de Frutas is now on our regular rotation for our "Get Away" vacations. Pura Vida"
    Guest: Cindy J. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 27, 2016
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  • Tulemar Bungalows perfect Costa Rican experience!

    "My family visited Costa Rica for the first time in August 2016. We booked Tulemar Bungalows based in all the positive online reviews. We could not have been happier with our choice. From the very beginning, Julie at Green Coast Rentals was so helpful with answers about the property, activities in area and amenities. Frank, our concierge, arranged a car for us upon our arrival at the airport and met us at the property to show us our room and answer any questions. It is about a 3 hour drive from San Jose airport but our driver made it go by fast by pointing out sights, telling us about the area, giving us tips on what to do and see and even stopping to let the kids see the giant crocodiles at Rio Tarcoles. We had bungalow #111 and it was absolutely amazing. It was spacious, clean, private and the views out the windows were unreal......it really did feel like we were nestled right in the trees. The kids were thrilled that there were monkeys outside our windows on the very first morning! The Infinity pool by the restaurant had amazing views and was well maintained. We may have been there at a less busy time but, we walked along the path down to the beach and the kids found their favorite pool with a waterfall and had it all to themselves for hours! We spent an entire afternoon with boogie boards down at Tulemars private beach. They have boogie boards to use, food & drink service, and towel service. The kids LOVED playing in the waves here. We went to several different beaches while in Costa Rica and this was a favorite. It's quite a hike down to the beach and back up to the bungalow......we didn't mind the walk but they also have a shuttle service if you prefer. There are really good restaurants and grocery stores all within walking distance. We didn't pick up our rental car until the end of our stay at Tulemar but never needed it. The only time we took a taxi was when we went to Manuel Antonio National Park for the morning (only a 10 minute ride). We would very highly recommend Tulemar Bungelows to anyone staying in the area and we would most definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Lisa H. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 14, 2016
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  • Perfect Family Getaway

    "The only negative thing I can say about the trip was the travel day (and I'm only complaining because I had a cranky 19 Month old with me). Other than that, the family jungle house was everything we imagined and more. The house was larger than I had expected, with each couple having their own room (and bathroom). The service was spectacular. The owner, Heather, was very helpful and accessible. She responds to emails within minutes. I would recommend using Josue, the concierge, for everything and anything. He was extremely accommodating, and always answered his phone. He set us up with a few excursions including zip-lining, a catamaran trip, and also took us on a tour of the national park. He really wanted to make sure we enjoyed our trip, and reached out to us almost daily to make sure we were ok. Roxana's cooking was second to none. We were very surprised at how good the Costa Rican cuisine was when we went out to eat, but Roxana's meals trumped everything we had at restaurants. She made enough food to feed a small army, and it was a lot less expensive than going out for meals. She handled everything else with us barely knowing she was there. I thought the best part of the house was the pool. After going to the beach all day, it was a really nice treat to come back and use the pool to cool off. It was clean, the slide was amazing, and the 3 different levels allowed everyone to enjoy it (including the baby) thoroughly. The pool was cleaned and maintained 3 times while we were there. The house has a security system which was a nice feature as well. This house was recommended to me by a friend, who told me it was paradise...I would agree and recommend this to anyone who wants a relaxing and fun vacation."
    Guest: William M. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 10, 2016
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